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Love for Brushes

I'm developing a love for brushes of all kinds.  I bought a few higher end brushes and they are amazing.  They are incredibly soft and my makeup glides on like a dream.  There are so many interesting shapes. I am really interested in creating a beautiful brush collection.  Show your brushes and share any cleaning and storage tips and let us know which ones are your favorites.

 

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I have these, they're good..

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Sonia G mini booster vs traditions T4 if anyone was curious like me. Both have round ferrules but T4 is a little bit bigger. I think they can be used interchangeably.

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I bought a makeup brush cleaner a while ago, I just place water and soap into the cleaner and I put the brush in it. After, my brushes are spotless!

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More?!? 💸💸💸

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More Sonia G on the way

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Screenshot 2024-01-18 164514.pngTraditions T1

More than just a pencil brush or smudger brush, Sonia G. Traditions T1 is a problem solver. Irregular strokes? Unpredictable flicks? Skipping on the skin? Don’t know her. This smudger brush was designed keeping these challenges in mind to be as effective and reliable as it gets. From adding definition along the lashline to effortless placement, blending, smudging, and diffusing—it’ll get the job done so quickly and effortlessly.

Traditions T2

Sonia G. Traditions T2 is a builder brush that lays down product effortlessly and builds intensity gradually. With a thick body that still has a sense of airiness in the bristles, it applies product softly with smooth, predictable movement. The unique brush can help facilitate the application of darker shadows. Plus, the tip is perfect to smoke a shadow on the lash line or trace and diffuse outer v application.

Traditions T3

Aim with confidence thanks to Sonia G. Traditions T3. This multipurpose crease/blender/laydown brush is designed with an oval shape with a strong tip for strategic placement. Plus, there’s no need to use too much pressure, because the bristles are so incredibly effective. “I love this shape and this density. This brush can save a lot of time trying to fix or even out the placement.” –Sonia G.

Traditions T4

Sonia G. Traditions T4 is a medium-sized crease/blending brush. Designed with a flat surface at the top and airy but substantially dense bristles for evenly diffused intensity. The strong surface offers control, as the bristles retain their shape and move with discipline. “It’s a wonderful brush for transition shades. The transition application will be very even and smooth.” –Sonia G.

Traditions T5

Sonia G. Traditions T5 is a flat crease brush with a pinched ferrule. With a rounded shape at the top and a fluffy but disciplined body, you’ll reach for this brush over and over again. Since it’s tapered sideways, the bristles retain their shape and can work on different eye shapes. Use the sides to lay down product, or the tip to work in the crease area. “If you would like to try just one brush from this series, the T5 has so much potential to be an everyday essential.” –Sonia G.

Traditions T6

Sonia G. Traditions T6 is a big eye shadow brush for all-over placement or blending. It’s quite large, thick, and dense. The arched ferrule opens the bristles, allowing the brush to flow very smoothly, adapting easily to the structure of the eye area. Use it to layer a base shadow, blend, tone down, or fix an application. Bonus: it doubles as a concealer brush.  “It’s very handy to have a ‘fixer’ type of brush beside me. When I’m done playing and testing, I can easily fix the intensity.” –Sonia G.

 

I think I can safely leave T6 alone, it seems so close to Sunset Crane Arched Worker at least, but T3, t4 and T5 look sooo good 💸💸💸

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Beautylist Presents The Lunar Year Brush - Year of the Dragon

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Utterly adorable! I can hardly wait for mine to arrive!

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I'm excited for you to get your brush @Harobedb! It's now become a tradition that I pick up the LNY brushes. 😀

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Wow @itsfi  you received it so fast! It looks just as cute as the web pics 😍

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@SurprisedLemur, this year's design is super cute; I'm happy with this purchase. I am petsitting / housesitting for some friends and I decided to have it shipped to their place (which is in the same city as a Beautylish distribution site) since I'm not getting home in time to get my packages. They have a doorperson and that is proving to be super convenient. As is this speedy delivery!! 😁 

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The year of the dragon brush is now live on beautylish 😁 @Salliestar @Harobedb @haleyvvvv @WinglessOne 

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@SurprisedLemur   I’m surprised Beautylish didn’t text people early about pre-ordering. (Or I dunno, maybe they did and I didn’t make the cut for pre-order status this time.) But yeah, I ordered my happy dragon brush. And when I saw they had all the previous LNY brushes up for individual sale, I finally caved and bought the pig brush (my Chinese astrological sign), after resisting all this time. Gee, my “buy fewer brushes this year” resolution is going so well! 😅 

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@WinglessOne  I see nothing wrong with your reasoning 😁

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One other memo: they're apparently packaging ALL six of the Lunar New Year brushes together for the fun price of $750, for anyone who wants to grab that.

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@SurprisedLemur  Thanks, but I already had it on my calendar. Grabbed that sucker the minute it went live! 🙂

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@HarobedbHaha same 😁

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Cross-posting from the Joyous January Hauls 2024 New Year, New Beginnings thread. 

 

Here’s my Sonia G. Sunset Cranes set: 

 

The box stands vertically, making it a handy brush holder.The box stands vertically, making it a handy brush holder.

L-R: Soft Pencil, Mini Builder, Flat Smudger, and Arched Worker.L-R: Soft Pencil, Mini Builder, Flat Smudger, and Arched Worker.

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Closeups of the handle: front & back.Closeups of the handle: front & back.

Despite the issue I’m about to talk about, I’m very happy to have this set! Cranes have very personal and sentimental meaning to me, so I knew I needed these brushes as soon as I saw them. 🖤 The grey (err, blue; not that there’s really a difference) squirrel bristles are as silky soft as you’d expect. The Arched Worker is a big ol’ brush, even by typical fude eye shader standards; I might take some comparison photos later of that one and a couple other brushes. 

 

 

One of the brushes, the Mini Builder, arrived with this wonky shape: 

 

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Another brush, the Soft Pencil, doesn’t look as expected. I can’t tell if it’s supposed to be angled/tapered more on one side than the other(s), or if it just got smushed in transit; probably the latter: 

 

Extreme closeup to try showing the seemingly flat surface of the curved taper edge.Extreme closeup to try showing the seemingly flat surface of the curved taper edge.

I emailed Beautylish customer service about both brushes but only sent them the Mini Builder photo. They replied that other Sunset Cranes buyers have reported misshapen bristles, probably caused by the way the brushes were packed. They claimed the bristles will revert to their intended shape after the brushes have been washed. Were this my first fude purchase, or even just my first grey squirrel brush purchase, I might happily accept that explanation. But it’s not, and I’ve never received squirrel brushes misshaped as much as these two. I dunno, maybe I’ve just been lucky til now. 🤷‍♀️ 

 

I never wash squirrel brushes before first use. But to test Beautylish’s answer, I gave the Soft Pencil and Mini Builder a Beautyblender blendercleanser® solid wash* and hung ‘em to dry. I do think the Soft Pencil may look more like a symmetrical pencil shape once it’s dry. But I have doubts about the Mini Builder losing its lopsided shape. I’ll find out this evening. 

 

 

If anyone else bought this set (I know @danielledanielle did), let me know how your brushes looked upon arrival. I’m very curious. 🤔 

 

 

*I use the unscented Blendercleanser Solid on all my brushes for a true thorough washing. Between those washes, I use spray cleansers. 

 

 

UPDATE: Here’s how my 2 oddly shaped brushes look post-wash and fully dried. 

 

Still not “perfect” but far more acceptable than before.Still not “perfect” but far more acceptable than before.L: the deeper angle’s visible on the right side of the brush. R: angle’s visible on the left side of the brush.L: the deeper angle’s visible on the right side of the brush. R: angle’s visible on the left side of the brush.

 

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@WinglessOne @I’m sorry to hear that. I had the same issue with Beautylish in the past not with Sonia G but on one of the LE Wayne Goss brush. I called and emailed but they said I can return and wait for refund but basically they said all of them are that way and no imperfection. I just remembered to suck it up and put Beautylish on my penalty box for about a year. I hope they would do something for you. I want this Sonia G set but now I’m scared. Not so sure I will purchase if this set comes back in stock.

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@blackkitty2014  Sorry you had a similar experience. ☹️ I’m glad they offered you a refund. I wasn’t sure what Beautylish could do for this Sunset Cranes issue, since these brushes were bought as a set that’s very limited. I assume they don’t have replacements handy for exchanges 😅 and I didn’t want to return the whole set. I’m kinda surprised they didn’t offer me a store credit for, I dunno, the price of one or two of these brushes.

 

I still need to send them my post-wash photos so they can see the problem isn’t just a packing issue. My Soft Pencil is shaped like that because of how it was bundled and cut by the brush maker. My Mini Builder’s problem is more a combo of being smushed in transit and cut slightly off-center. I don’t want to return either brush, unless I can somehow get a truly symmetrical Mini Builder. I like my quirky Soft Pencil the way it is. I just feel obligated to let Beautylish see what’s wrong.

 

Meanwhile, I’m glad I can help you and other folks decide whether these brushes are worth their price and the hassle of ordering. I do still love my set. If Beautylish passed along customer complaints to Sonia G, I wonder if the next release will be more consistently “perfect,” assuming that batch of brushes wasn’t made in a rush. 

If I was smart, I’d put Beautylish in the penalty box too. 😂 It would certainly help my goal to buy fewer brushes this year. 

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